Starting a Business

Useful links in the business start-up process:

Source: http://www.bonitaspringschamber.com

Step 1: Legal Structure

Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations
www.sunbiz.org

Step 2: Fictitious Name (also known as D/B/A)

Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations
www.sunbiz.org/help/fichelp.html

Step 3: State Licensing

Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation
www.state.fl.us/dbpr
www.myfloridalicense.com

Step 4: Federal Employer Identification

IRS
www.irs/gov/pub/irs-pdf/fss4.pdf

Step 5: Federal, State and Local Taxes and Reporting Requirements

IRS
www.irs.gov/businessesFlorida Department of Revenue
www.myflorida.com/dor

Step 6: Local Licensing (Formerly Occupational License)

City of Bonita Springs Community Development
239-444-6150    www.cityofbonitaspringscd.org

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